Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle poured aclear reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of carmel, molasses, fruittiness, toffee and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, molasses,toffee and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering molasses finish. crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Tastes like a cheap macro american porter, not sure how they consider this a bock BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle from the Minhas brewery gift shop in Monroe, WI. Dark brown pour with a thin cream colored head. Aroma is sweet malt and slightly roasty. Thin watery palate. Taste is that of cold coffee (stole that comparison from a prior rater - I like the comparison), with a touch of sweet malt. Pretty much a right down the middle beer - nothing exceptional, but not too bad either. Probably the best thing I’ve had from Minhas to date. DuffMan (10433) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2008
Spontaneous tasting with presario and others whom we wont mention for their safety. Pours dark brown with a frothy khaki head. There is chocolate in the aroma but you have to fight through a weird scotch tape sweet chemical thing to translate it. The palate is essentially the same. The chemical trait became so distracting as to make this undrinkable after several sips. Presario thinks infection but it has been in a number of beers from these guys. I think that its just crap brewing skills and crap product. These guys are aggressive marketers but their products are pure shit. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottled. Poured deep cola brown with a short, creamy cap of tan head. The aroma picked up artificially-sweetened caramel, chocolate, and molasses accented by some vanilla.. almost like a beer soda. The flavor found very sweet molasses and chocolate notes at the core, again with a little vanilla on the edges.. bitterness was very light and earthy.. finished sweet with a bit more of the molasses and vanilla. Lighter-bodied and overly sweet on the palate, but no serious flaws or infection noted.. maybe I had a "good" bottle of it.
wlajwl (6811) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Rather thin in body although it does have a decent maltiness. Kind of bland but passable. Patrickctenchi (6588) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Deep brown with red backlights...
tall, rough-bubbled , light tan head.
Scent is caramel, malt...woody.
Taste is a creamy, toffee-caramel.....
very smooth, but way too watery.
This one fools you.....looks/smells nice, then let’s you down.
More backbone and this could be a winner.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Pours deep cola brown with a fading off-white head and some lace. The aroma has notes of walnut, caramel and bready malts, hint of grassy hops, some corn and veggie esters along with a dash of lacto sourness. The taste starts malty enough but there is also a twang that is not wanted. Nutty and bready with a hint of sugar. The mouth feel is watery as expected. Okay enough and the best of the four I tried but it is hardly even an average brew IMO. nuplastikk (6277) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2009
12oz bottle. Deep toffee brown, with a decent head. Sweet sugary malt aroma. The taste is reminiscent of a bock, twisted through an adjuncty macro death machine. Tastes quite like a malt syrup mix, no real body but lots of syrupy flavor. Some brown sugar notes, watery sweet finish. Drinkable by third world standards, but still horribly unimpressive. reebtogi (6267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
341ml bottle pours brown in color with a figner of off-white head that settles quickly to reveal only a few spots of lacing. Aroma is light roasted malts with some light chocolate and grassy hops. Taste is light roasted malt bitterness with some faint chocolate malt sweetness followed up with a mild grassy hop bitterness. Very thin body for the style and light carbonation. Just doesn’t quite live up to the style, a poorly done beer.